The Process of Creating Ice Cream Using Liquid Nitrogen
Grades: 6 - 8

Video Description: New November 2022! The chef at an ice cream parlor demonstrates how he uses liquid nitrogen to create ice cream from scratch for his customers

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: STEM-39**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with a STEM activity focused on terminology featured in the video. To learn more, have students research the terms “phase separator” and “vacuum chamber.”
  • Use the video in conjunction with a STEM activity focused on the process of creating ice cream using liquid nitrogen. To learn more, have students research the following: 1) the Fahrenheit temperature of liquid nitrogen as a solid and as a gas and then show their calculations for converting those temperatures to Celsius and Kelvin; and 2) find a recipe for ice cream using liquid nitrogen then describe in their own words the flavor of ice cream they’d like to create and how they would create it using the proper ingredients, equipment and procedures.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.